Dodge EV bests Dodge Challenger

Plugs and Cars

We first heard about Chrylser's plug-in car plans at the end of September. Less than two months later Chrysler's EV guy Lou Rhodes held an impromptu drag race against his own best gasoline sports car. It doesn't surprise that the electric car outpaced the competition.

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Dodge promotes electric cars–in ad for Demon

Green Car Reports

In a recent Twitter ad for the Challenger Demon, Dodge called it "The world's fastest. Electric cars are not only the cleanest cars in the world, they're some of the fastest, as quite a few Tesla Model S owners have demonstrated racing against various gas cars on drag strips. Even manufacturers of internal-combustion cars apparently know this. youtube

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Dodge introduces new compact car in Detroit

Green Cars News

It has introduced the new Dodge Dart for the 2013 model year – the first Dodge vehicle based on a Fiat architecture with [.]. Chrysler Green cars Latest news Chrysler Group compact car Detroit Motor Show Dodge Dodge Dart new Dodge DartThe Detroit Motor Show has been a non-stop celebration of the future of motoring – and now the Chrysler Group has given us a glimpse into its plans for the year ahead.

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2013 Dodge Dart

Green Car Reports

The new 2013 Dodge Dart gets the post-bankruptcy Chrysler back into the compact car game with a dose of rakish style and more than a little attitude. The Dart is not only visually distinct on the road, it's one of the roomiest cars in the compact sedan segment. It's not necessarily the best car in the class, but it will find many buyers who like

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FCA sued over emissions of 2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel pickups with Cummins engines

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A class-action lawsuit filed against the two companies Monday accuses them of conspiring to conceal illegally-high levels of emissions in Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 diesel pickup trucks manufactured between. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and engine supplier Cummins are the latest companies to be accused of hiding excess diesel-exhaust emissions.

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Why 707-HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat Doesn't Conflict With Green Goals

Green Car Reports

Automotive sites with readers whose tastes tend toward sports and performance cars have been having a field day with the upcoming 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This 707-horsepower muscle car (along with the Charger Hellcat four-door sedan announced just this morning) is the most powerful volume-production car ever offered by one of the

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Do German makers face 'iPhone moment,' after dodging diesel bullet?

Green Car Reports

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has largely fallen out of the public eye in the U.S., as VW and Audi buy back and modify roughly half a million noncompliant vehicles sold from 2009 through 2016. In Germany, meanwhile, the major sellers of diesel vehicles—not only VW Group but also Mercedes, Opel, and Fiat—have agreed to modify 5 million. Europe Germany EU Tesla Motors

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SUVs so hot that Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 may never return

Green Car Reports

Two casualties of this truck fever were the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans. Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles updated its five-year plan, with the Italian-American carmaker focusing more heavily on trucks and SUVs. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne previously said the company would attempt to outsource manufacturing of these models to. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Should 2013 Dodge Compact Be Named Dart, Duster, Camber.Or Caliber?

Green Car Reports

With just six weeks to go before the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, where Chrysler will unveil its critically important 2013 Dodge compact sedan, we still know relatively little about it. We've seen a spy shot, and last week we learned that the new model won't be called the Dodge Hornet, a name we rather liked. “Hornet will not be the name

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2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan: Details Preview Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

With only a month remaining before it pulls the covers off what may be its most important car in decades, Chrysler has released details of its upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart. That's the model name it's chosen, pulled out of the archives for the new compact sedan that will replace the uncompetitive Dodge Caliber. The public will see the complete vehicle

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2016 Dodge Dart lineup cut to 3 models as small sedan simplifies

Green Car Reports

As part of its revised, five-year plan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced in January that it will end production of its smallest sedan, the compact Dodge Dart. Along with the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, the Dart will be phased out rather than replaced, to free up production capacity for trucks and SUVs. Before that happens, though, FCA is. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Exclusive: Spy Shots Of Future Jeep Or Dodge Hybrid Model? (Updated)

Green Car Reports

That's how our contributor, Thomas Bey, shot these exclusive spy shots of an engineering prototype for what may be a future hybrid Jeep or Dodge model to be based on the same running gear as the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan. Always carry a camera; you never know what you'll see parked on the street.

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2013 Dodge Dart: More Teaser Photos, Now The Instrument Panel

Green Car Reports

One week ago, we got the first teaser photos of the 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new compact sedan that will replace the unloved and obsolete Dodge Caliber hatchback. Dodge says the 2013 Dart's interior will Now, we've got more. Chrysler has released two more photos, in this case of the instrument cluster and touchscreen center stack in the console.

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2013 Dodge Dart Aero offers up to 41 mpg highway at MSRP of $19,295

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Chrysler’s Dodge brand will launch its newest, most fuel-efficient Dart model, the Dodge Dart Aero with a starting USManufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,295 (excluding $795 destination). High-tech features, including the class-exclusive 8.4-inch touchscreen media center and 7-inch TFT reconfigurable gauge cluster, also are available on the Dodge Dart Aero. The basic 2013 Dodge Dart starts at a US MSRP of $15,995.

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2014 Dodge Dart Dumps Dual-Clutch Automatic, Except On Aero Model

Green Car Reports

The Dodge Dart compact sedan launched as a 2013 model hasn''t sold as well as hoped. One thing that hurt its debut was the unfamiliar feel of its dual-clutch automatic gear gearbox, brought over from Europe to boost the fuel economy of versions fitted with the 160-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Now, quietly, that

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Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat On Dragstrip: Electric Car Thrashes 707-HP Hemi (Video)

Green Car Reports

Say "P85D" to Tesla owners and fans, and you will see the drooling and twitching and heavy breathing and lustful stares--and more drooling--that Tesla''s fastest, highest-performance electric car brings. The same happens with the word "Hellcat" for fans of high-powered Hemi V-8 performance.

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2013 Dodge Dart Limited: Gas-Mileage Drive Report

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Dodge Dart has gotten off to a slow start in the market, but it''s a vitally important car for Chrysler. The first vehicle based on shared underpinnings from its parent Fiat, the Dart has to show Chrysler can build competitive cars--and, even more important, top-quality small cars that compete in the heart of the market: the compact

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2013 Dodge Dart: Full Details From Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Dodge Dart is set to be one of 2012's most significant new releases. Replacing the underperforming Dodge Caliber, the new Dart should give Dodge it's strongest compact ever and provide tough competition for Ford's Focus and Chevrolet's Cruze - and now we have all the details.

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Chrysler Splits Dodge into Ram and Car Brand Organizations

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Chrysler has split the Dodge Brand into two separate organizations: the Dodge Ram Brand and the Dodge Car Brand. is appointed President and CEO, Dodge Ram Brand with profit and loss responsibility for the Dodge Ram product portfolio. Ralph Gilles is appointed President and CEO, Dodge Car Brand with profit and loss responsibility for the Dodge Car product portfolio. Michael Accavitti, head of the Dodge Brand has resigned to pursue other interests.

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IIHS: 2013 Dodge Dart Named A Top Safety Pick

Green Car Reports

In the automotive world, nothing says a car is more safe than a 5-Star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a Top Safety Pick award from the insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) While the 2013 Dodge Dart, Chrysler’s first compact production car since 2005, hasn’t yet received

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Tesla Dodges Traditional Dealerships—And Questions Remain

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors [NSDW: TSLA], by nearly all accounts, is an automaker that’s doing things differently. It’s based in Silicon Valley, not Detroit. And it’s transitioning from making a very modest number of Tesla Roadster models to, it plans, tens of thousands of all-electric luxury sedans—with an impressive EPA driving range of

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Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Tesla P85D Vs Dodge Hellcat Rematch, Fossil-Fuel Agitprop: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: lithium-sulfur batteries hold promise for electric cars, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver recovers from his loss to a Tesla Model S P85D, and a new video compares fossil fuels to your girlfriend. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See why advances in lithium-sulfur batteries could offer promise for electric cars

2013 Dodge Dart Aero Gets 41 MPG Highway, 32 MPG Combined Rating

Green Car Reports

Now, it’s time to add the 2013 Dodge Dart Aero to that list. Promised earlier this year, the Dart Aero is the latest Dodge Dart to be If you’re in the market for a compact sedan with a low running costs and a highway gas mileage over 40 mpg, you’ll know there are an increasingly large number of non-hybrid cars to choose from.

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Retro Electric Car Cool On eBay: 1980 Dodge Electrica

Green Car Reports

Okay, so the Dodge Omni, on which this 1980 Dodge Electrica is based, was never the coolest of vehicles, but thirty years on it definitely has more character than your average Haven't you heard? Retro is in fashion right now, so if you have a few thousand burning a hole in your pocket, there's just the vehicle waiting for you on eBay right now.

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Chrysler's Most Important Car Ever: 2013 Dodge Compact Sedan

Green Car Reports

Ignore the freshened versions of Chrysler and Dodge models dating back to 2006 or before. The most important new car for Chrysler today--as crucial to its long-term survival as the legendary K-car line when it launched in 1980--is a compact 2013 Dodge sedan that will be unveiled at next Never mind the Eminem "Imported From Detroit" Super Bowl ad.

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2013 Dodge Dart Achieves (Projected) 40-MPG Combined Mileage

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Dodge Dart, which will be fully revealed to the public at next week's Detroit Auto Show, achieved a preliminary gas-mileage rating of 40 mpg on the EPA combined cycle, according to Chrysler. That remarkable figure--which the company notes is "unadjusted," and which has not yet been published on the EPA gas-mileage website--is higher than

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New Chrysler Hangs on to the Dodge Viper

Green Car Congress

Chrysler Group LLC will continue production of the Dodge Viper SRT10, earlier slated to cease production in December 2009. Introduced as a concept car in 1989 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Dodge Viper was designed and engineered to test public reaction to the concept of a back-to-basics, high-performance, limited production sports car. Dodge Viper production began in May 1992. In 2008, Dodge introduced the fourth-generation Dodge Viper SRT10.

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2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan Priced From $16,790

Green Car Reports

Not only will the 2013 Dodge Dart deliver fuel economy as high as 40 mpg on the highway, it will deliver an impressively low starting price, too. Available in five different versions, the least expensive Dart will be priced from $16,790, including a $795 destination charge. Even that buys a compact sedan with an impressive list of standard

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2013 Dodge Dart: Automatic Cars On The Way In August

Green Car Reports

So it’s no surprise that Chrysler -- whose manual transmission 2013 Dodge Dart launched earlier this year -- is working hard to bring automatic and It’s a well-known fact that most Americans prefer to drive cars with automatic gearboxes over ones with manual transmissions, while others are unsure of how to drive stick at all.

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2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan: Video From Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

We brought you the actual unveiling of the 2013 Dodge Dart, complete with flashy graphics, loud music, and the car emerging in a welter of spotlights. Now, we can bring you a slightly calmer walkaround and summary of Chrysler's most important new car on video, as a complement to the full Dodge Dart details we published last week.

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2013 Dodge Dart: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

Green Car Reports

We'll admit it - we're excited about the 2013 Dodge Dart. Why shouldn't we be? It's a great-looking compact with a good range of efficient engines, with high equipment levels. It's also a spiritual successor to the respected Neon, and should banish memories of the resented Caliber. The model will now be rotating for all to see on the auto show

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Dodge introduces new Dart compact, pricing starting at $15,995; 40 mpg unadjusted with 1.4L MultiAir turbo and DDCT

Green Car Congress

Dodge Brand President and CEO Reid Bigland introduces the new 2013 Dodge Dart at the Detroit Auto Show. Dodge introduced the new 2013 Dodge Dart compact at the Detroit Auto Show. The last compact model introduced by Dodge was the Caliber, in 2006. “

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Dodge equips 2014 Durango full-size SUV with 8-speed for 9% boost in fuel economy

Green Car Congress

Chrysler’s Dodge brand introduced the 2014 Dodge Durango full-size SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The 2014 Dodge Durango features a new Eco Mode that contributes to its improved fuel economy. The three-row SUV is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission that improves fuel economy up to 9% (for the V-6 model) as well as a range of other enhancements. The 2013 model range offered a choice of a 5-speed or 6-speed automatic.).

RIP Caliber: Substandard Subcompact Superseded By Dodge Dart

Green Car Reports

That news will probably come neither as a surprise nor much of a shame to many of you, as Dodge's baby hatchback hasn't exactly set the market on fire and has been representative of a time before American carmakers cared about making competitive compacts. Ding, dong, the Caliber's dead.

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2013 Dodge Dart Launch: Live Video From Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

We're just back from the live launch of the 2013 Dodge Dart, one of the most crucial--and well-attended--launch events of the Detroit Auto Show. And while it may fit right into Chrysler's marketing plans, we thought you'd like to see the actual unveiling--complete with flashy videos, loud music, and the occasional crash of drums on the soundtrack

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Tesla P85D Vs Dodge Hellcat, 2016 Chevy Volt Seating, Chrysler CEO On MPG Targets: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we bring you a drag-race contest between a Tesla Model S P85D electric car and a 707-horsepower V-8 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, an explanation of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt''s "occassional" fifth-seat claim, and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergion Marchionne''s belief that carmakers can meet upcoming fuel-economy targets.

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Chrysler introducing new 2013 Dodge Dart compact; first use of new Compact US Wide architecture derived from Fiat

Green Car Congress

The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car will make its world debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., The original Dodge Dart was first introduced as a full-size car in 1960, then moved from a mid-size in 1962 to a compact format from 1963-1976. The all-new Dodge Dart will be made at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill.

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Fiat to introduce new Freemont, based on Dodge Journey, at Geneva show

Green Car Congress

The Freemont, built on the base of the Dodge Journey, is the first Fiat vehicle to come out of the partnership with the Chrysler Group. The upcoming Geneva motor show in March will host the debut of the new Fiat Freemont, which will go on sale in the second half of 2011.

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2013 Dodge Compact Sedan: More Info On Chrysler's Most Crucial Car

Green Car Reports

The most important car that will be unveiled at next January's Detroit Auto Show may be the new 2013 compact sedan from Dodge, the first all-new vehicle designed by the combined Chrysler-Fiat companies. This morning, spy shots have leaked out and GreenCarReports has a small nugget of information on the Dodge compact that we haven't seen published

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Chrysler offering ZF 8-speed automatic in 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger; improved fuel economy

Green Car Congress

Chrysler will offer an eight-speed automatic transmission introduced and licensed through ZF ( earlier post ) in the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger for 2012. L/100km) for the 2012 Chrysler 300 and 2012 Dodge Charger, up from 27 mpg highway over last year’s model. Fully electronic and aided with software that provides an adaptive shifting strategy, the 845RE has been designed to provide optimal shifting characteristics consistent with the Chrysler and Dodge brands.

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2013 Dodge Dart Video & Photos Leak Before Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Before its unveiling, coming at 8:45 am this Monday, Chrysler trickled out photos of the exterior and dashboard of its new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan. But now both a video and more photos have leaked out onto those crazy Interwebz, showing every angle of the first product developed by the combined Fiat-Chrysler companies. The video is comprised

Nissan Pixo dodges the taxman with 99g/km CO2

Green Cars News

Nissan’s little Pixo city car is the latest model to join the tax-dodging sub 100g/km CO2 club, thanks to a few clever engine tweaks. That’s not all the Pixo has changed for the summer, the new revised model also benefits from a choice of fresh, new exterior colours and improved interior. Changes to the model’s [.]. Nissan CO2 emissions Nissan Pixo

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How Does The 2013 Dodge Dart Get 40 MPG? It's The Transmission

Green Car Reports

When the covers came off the 2013 Dodge Dart at last month's Detroit Auto Show, the new compact sedan got high marks for style, interior design, and putting Chrysler back in the car game. The Dart lineup will also include a model that gets 40 mpg on the EPA highway cycle, but so far Dodge has been hazy on the specs of that particular model.